Lil' Dude and I hopped in the car and went off in search of the park. We had a call from Jo saying that she was going to be late due to a nap. It was okay though because it gave us time to explore. I've been to Marlboro many times but I had never seen this park before. I was surprised to find that it was a large parcel of land tucked near a BBQ restaurant that Big Dude likes.
After we drove through a golf course we passed right by the entrance to the park. My GPS told me that I should go further down the road, so I did and decided to try to circle the park. From what I could tell, it is neatly buffered from the road by housing complexes. Once we got back to the entrance, we unloaded and set out for a stroll.
|Sign post for walking trails|
|View of soccer fields in middle of walking track|
|Paved wooded path|
|Part of the interpretive nature trail|
|Bird boxes were around the walking track|
|Memorial that overlooked the larger ball fields|
While Ghiloni Park is out of our way, it is a terrific park with toddler appropriate play space and lots of land to explore. It had the feel of a big city park in a suburban surrounding, with lots to do and no reason to not be outdoors.
Should you want to visit Ghiloni Park and the Marlboro State Forest directions can be found on the city's website and a pdf of the park can be found as well.